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    Tamarancho reminders / how to get to the Endor Flow trail

    I was at Tamarancho this weekend and saw a bunch of people riding in the wrong direction. There typically is a preferred direction, but it's not required. Due to Covid-19 Tamarancho is NOW directional. You must ride it in the clockwise direction - especially on a Saturday at 10am when the trails are packed....
    https://www.boyscouts-marin.org/tamarancho-biking/4023

    Most of the riders seemed like newer riders trying to get to the Endor Flow trail. There are two ways to get to Endor flow trail. Up White Hill trail or a loop starting on Goldman.



    How to get to the Flow trail while obeying the Boy scouts requirement to travel only clockwise:

    1. Park in Fairfax - bike up Ironsprings road to Alchemist, Goldman, Serpentine, Wagon Wheel, B17 to top of Endor Flow. This is 6 miles of biking and 1100 feet of climbing. To get out after Endor flow, continue on Broken Dam trail (note, there is one decent climb) to Alchemist to Iron springs to Fairfax. Total is about 10 miles about 1400 feet of climbing.

    2. Park on Sir Francis Drake right before the bridge (about 5 mins north of Fairfax). There are usually cars parked (and construction equipment) and take White Hill trail, to Sherwood forest fire rd, to White hill fire road, to Porcupine trail, to White Hill fire road, to B17 extension. B17 extension drops you at the to top of Endor Flow. This is about 1.75 miles and 500 feet of climbing to get to the top of Flow. Again total loop would be similar - 10 miles and 1400 feet.

    Use Google Maps / Trailforks / Komoot etc to see the trails / parking areas if you are unfamiliar with any of the areas. A reminder that Tamarancho is private and cost $ to ride there.

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    Yep, I’ve encountered many riders going the wrong way...including Rachel Lloyd on my last ride

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    Going up that little bit of B-17 (?) to do multiple Endor runs allowed? I may have sinned…

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    Dark Meat, on a side note, gotta give you some props for running the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapethings View Post
    Dark Meat, on a side note, gotta give you some props for running the table.

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    Props for being a turd?

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    I noticed there were signs out this morning saying "wrong way" so, maybe that helps. What helps the most is just not riding at 10am on the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieno View Post
    I noticed there were signs out this morning saying "wrong way" so, maybe that helps. What helps the most is just not riding at 10am on the weekend.
    Signs on that little connector to get back to Endor?

    Darn.

    I like looping Endor a few times back-to-back to work on my (lack of) technique, positioning etc.

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    I didn't see anything for Endor. But, honestly wasn't really looking that closely. The signs were scattered around the normal loop. Top of Alchemist, fire road intersections, etc.

    No one is out there policing it so, like pretty much everything with mountain biking you need to judge your own risk. The difference with Covid-19 is that we also have to judge the risks to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapethings View Post
    Going up that little bit of B-17 (?) to do multiple Endor runs allowed? I may have sinned…
    Earn your turns = ^^^ Dead Heffer for Endor laps...😁
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Earn your turns = ^^^ Dead Heffer for Endor laps...😁
    Have never gone that way. Will try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapethings View Post
    Have never gone that way. Will try it out.
    Fuel up and embrace the grind! 😁👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Fuel up and embrace the grind! 😁👍
    Not with my 34-50 tooth low gear. hike a bike up to the water tank for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spindelatron View Post
    Not with my 34-50 tooth low gear. hike a bike up to the water tank for me.
    What! You? No way say it ain't so...😁
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    Tried Dead Heifer tonight. Was not prepared for how long it was. Thought it would be more of a burst climb, but it just kept going…

    My heart rate was rocketing, so halfway up took a little cool down before carrying on.

    Will alter my approach next time, now knowing what lurks there.

    Reminds me of some ridiculous road climbs I used to do.

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    I remember in the XC race (2012?) reverse sandbagging in expert (3 laps, including flow trail) getting lapped by Ned Overend while I was pushing my bike up Dead Heifer for the 2nd time. He wasn't having any observable issues with it on his last lap.

    "Overend earned the nicknames "Deadly Nedly" and "The Lung""
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